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IPad Pro M-Series Processor

Could Virtualization Be an Answer for Apple’s iPadOS?

IPad Pro M-Series Processor

I use virtual machines on an almost daily basis at work. I have VMs for Windows XP and even Windows 98 so I can go back to some legacy software and systems that we occasionally need to access and perform service on.

I also have a Windows 10 VM that has some of the software we use at work everyday licensed and ready. If one of our laptops fails, we can run this VM on any decent backup machine or a new computer right out of the box, load our backed up files, and be back up and running within an hour. The primary control line my company reps also has an offline development environment that runs on Oracle’s VirtualBox. Again, these are products I use often and know well.

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Gurman is Back to Give Us Some of the Goods on iPadOS 15

I guess spoiling a future iPad Pro with a glass back a few days ago wasn’t good enough for Mark Gurman. Today he’s back to spill more beans on iPadOS 15 two days ahead of Apple’s WWDC Keynote. Like I said yesterday, it’s all part of the game when it comes to Apple leaks.

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My iPadOS Wishlist…Again

I had an admittedly ambitious wishlist for iPadOS 14 ahead of WWDC last year. Because of the impact of COVID, I knew we wouldn’t get all of what I proposed. However, I thought at least two or three of these proposed features would make the cut. Unfortunately, that wasn’t to be. Only one thing I mentioned, Spotlight Search, was even touched, and it only got a cosmetic overhaul.

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The iPad’s Turning Point Was More Recent Than You Might Think

There has been a lot of talk about what Apple is doing with the iPad Pro and how they should proceed with the development of both the hardware and software since the latest models were announced last week. Whether they did it intentionally or not, Apple stoked this fire when they chose to use the M1 branding for the new iPad Pro’s processor. This move naturally linked the new Pro with their successful M1 Macs released late last year and got people talking about the limitations that still hold the iPad Pro back in various ways.

Yes, even as a big fan of iPadOS and Apple’s tablets, I can admit that there are still a number of limitations, especially when contrasted with the power of recent iPad Pro models.

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2021 iPad Pro m1

Apple’s Best Path For the iPad is to Keep iPadOS and macOS Separate

 

2021 iPad Pro m1

Most Apple fans have expected this year’s iPad Pro to be a powerhouse for a while now. Last year’s model only got the tiniest of spec bumps and processing upgrades, so it made sense that Apple would include its latest and greatest in this new tablet. However, when they chose to call the new processor M1 rather than A14X, the conversation around the iPad Pro took a turn.

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iPadOS 14 WWDC 2020

iPadOS 14.5 Has a New Landscape Apple Logo Boot Screen

iPadOS 14 WWDC 2020

Does this new addition point to any other changes on the horizon?

When Steve Jobs announced the original iPad a little over 11 years ago, the experience was designed around use in portrait mode, much like the iPhone that preceded it. While the device could be rotated, many of those early demos focused on using the tablet much like a large notepad. Even the original Apple Keyboard Dock held the iPad in portrait mode, rather than the more natural landscape.

Those origins still inform the iPad and iPadOS, but things are definitely changing. This new Apple logo boot screen is just more evidence of that evolution.

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It Was a Big Day for Apple’s iPad

Eleven years ago today, Steve Jobs walked out on stage and continued a string of huge hardware hits that went back over a decade by that point. He announced the original iPad and in one fell swoop, changed the tablet business forever.

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IPad Air 4 Back

My iPad Predictions Scorecard for 2020

IPad Air 4 Back

One year ago today, I made a predictions post for what I expected from Apple for the iPad in 2020. Whether you have sources or not (and I definitely have none), you should be willing to keep score if you are going to step out and make them. With that in mind, here’s a look back at how I fared with those predictions.

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Some of the Ups and Down of Apple’s WWDC Keynote

WWDC Keynote

While I was very impressed with the quality and presentation of Apple’s WWDC presentation today, the actual content was a bit up and down. While the Mac was up big and iOS got it’s share of love, I have to say that iPadOS was unfortunately down. That’s the way it goes sometimes. Let’s take a look at some of the highs and lows in detail.

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iPadOS 14 WWDC 2020

iPadOS 14 Brings Us a Few Solid Looking New Features

iPadOS 14 WWDC 2020

Here are some of the iPadOS 14 highlights announced during today’s WWDC Keynote.

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My Crazy Wishlist for Apple’s iPadOS 14

It’s June and WWDC is just a day away. A little later than usual this year and online-only thanks to the pandemic that we are all living through, but still here. The show will go on starting Monday at 9 AM Pacific.

It’s sure to be a lot different than what we are used to. but I’m betting that Apple will still deliver a polished and very professional presentation. They have quite a rep to uphold as the best in the business at this sort of thing. I doubt they will drop the ball, even under the more difficult circumstances.

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